Part of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux hotel group, the Heure Bleue Palais opened in 2004 after three years of renovations, offering luxury riad-style accommodation at the gates of the historic Essaouira medina. Finished to a high standard, retaining the feel of a traditional Moroccan home, the hotel combines African, European and Arab influences, staying true to the heritage of this fascinating city, now declared a World Heritage Site. Enjoy hearty Moroccan cuisine in the Oriental Restaurant or al fresco in the inner courtyard, alternatively for fabulous panoramic views, head to the rooftop terrace to sample light snacks, cool down in the swimming pool or relax on a sun lounger. You can even learn how to prepare tasty local dishes when joining one of the hotel’s cooking courses. Visit the surrounding areas and discover local traditions during one of many experiences available, including participating in the traditional Berber tea ritual whilst exploring ‘the Tuareq trail’ on a camel. And when you return, enjoy a signature hammam treatment at the hotel’s wellness centre.
Hotel child prices apply to ages 4-12 years.
The hotel has 33 rooms and suites.
Save up to 10% on the hotel price for holidays between 06 January - 28 February 2018 and 15 May - 30 June 2018 or up to 5% between 01 March - 15 May 2018 and 01 July - 31 October 2018 booked at least 60 days prior to departure.
Stay 5 nights and pay for 4 nights or stay 7 nights and pay for 5 nights for holidays between 06 January - 28 February 2018 and 15 May - 30 June 2018.
Guests staying for a minimum of 3 nights between 06 January - 31 October 2018 receive a complimentary hammam and scrub once per stay.
Guests staying for a minimum of 5 nights between 06 January - 31 October 2018 will receive a complimentary dinner once per stay.
Please note not all offers are combinable.
Enjoy traditional Moroccan cuisine with a modern twist in a sophisticated but cosy atmosphere of the Salon Oriental.
Open throughout the day and evening, the colonial-style English Lounge offers an inviting space for savouring authentic teas, tasty cocktails and in the evening, a selection of 'Kemia', oriental seafood tapas.
Located on the rooftop terrace, The Terrace Grill Restaurant offers light meals and snacks with amazing views over the ocean and the medina.
The heated swimming pool is located on the rooftop terrace with panoramic views over the ocean and the medina, and is ideal for a cooling dip or relaxing on sun loungers.
The Wellness Centre at the Heure Bleue Palais offers a traditional Hammam experience as well as a range of treatments, using natural ingredients including the famous Argan oil.
Enjoy a game of Billiards or head to the home cinema room to watch a sport event or a classic movie.
Enjoy cooking classes with the head chef Ahmed Handour and discover traditional Moroccan cuisine.
A number of experiences is available, including camel rides, 4x4 excursions, visit to a local winery, quad biking, hiking, watersports and more.
Max 2 adults
Classic Rooms are located on the first floor and are decorated in an African-themed style, featuring a king size bed (twin beds available on request) and marble bathroom with a walk-in shower.
Max 2 adults
Deluxe Rooms have been decorated in Oriental, African or British-themed style, featuring a king size bed (twin beds available on request), office area and a marble bathroom with a bathtub.
Max 2 adults, 1 child
Suites are located on the second floor and are decorated in Arab-Portuquese inspired style, featuring a king size bed (twin beds available on request), lounge area and a marble bathroom with a bathtub and walk-in shower.
Max 2 adults, 1 child
Premium Suites are located on the second and third floor and are decorated in Oriental, African or British-themed style, featuring a king size bed (twin beds available on request), lounge area, fireplace, office area and a marble bathroom with a walk-in shower.
Max 3 adults, 2 children
Family Suites consist of two bedrooms featuring a king size bed (twin beds available on request), large living space and two marble bathrooms.